The Actuary of the Future Section identifies and promotes new opportunities, skills and ways of thinking to help actuaries excel on their career journeys. This section supports networks for personal actuaries and younger actuaries.
The Education & Research Section facilitates expanding the knowledge base of the actuarial profession, promotes ties among business actuaries, academic actuaries, and actuarial educators, and seeks ways to support and encourage actuarial education and research.
The Entrepreneurial Actuaries Section serves the business needs of actuaries and related professionals with an entrepreneurial spirit, helping them to thrive in their businesses, consulting firms or companies by providing education, business resources and networking opportunities.
The Financial Reporting Section covers the field of life insurance company financial reporting. Samples of issues for members practicing in this area are: Fair Value/IAS, Embedded Value, Economic Capital, IFRS, CARVM, principle-based approach (PBA) and U.S. GAAP.
The Forecasting & Futurism Section facilitates the professional development of its members by providing them information about forecasting and futurism methods and tools applicable to the work of actuaries, including a descriptions of methods and tools, when and how to use them and how to present the results.
The Health Section offers opportunities for professional exchange within the broad field of health care. A key activity is to expand the reach and visibility of the health actuary with other disciplines and entities that play significant roles within a nation's healthcare system.
The International Section seeks members from around the world who are involved in international insurance, pensions, or Social Security programs, or who are interested in international areas of actuarial practice.
The Investment Section provides members with the needed content and resources to incorporate the most up-to-date information and investment decision-making techniques into their actuarial, risk management and investment management work for insurance companies, pension fund sponsors and providers of investment products to the financial services industry.
The Joint Risk Management Section is a group venture of the SOA, CAS and CIA, created to establish leading risk management techniques. Section activities support an increased profile of the actuarial profession as leaders in this field and techniques that are broadly transportable across disciplines and industries.
The Long Term Care Insurance Section facilitates the professional development of its members who are involved in pricing, valuation, reinsurance and other aspects of the long-term care market. This section includes a large contingent of nonactuary fellow professionals.
The Management & Personal Development Section promotes leadership, business and personal skills development for members and future members of the profession.
The Marketing & Distribution Section fosters research and innovation in distribution methods of financial services products and the interrelationship of marketing strategies with product design, underwriting and operations.
The Pension Section encourages research and education in support of the practice of actuaries who work with retirement plans. The section hosts forums for exchange of ideas and works, in cooperation with other organizations, to identify and address key issues affecting retirement systems.
The Product Development Section facilitates professional development in the field of individual life insurance and annuity product development. This section studies product innovations and issues related to their development.
The Reinsurance Section promotes research and education involving reinsurance issues, while creating opportunities to broaden exposure within the reinsurance community.
The Smaller Insurance Company Section provides a forum where professionals working in a small company environment can discuss their special concerns. Members focus on methods, techniques and solutions that do not require the more extensive actuarial resources available to large companies.
The Social Insurance & Public Finance Section develops intellectual capital to evaluate and manage social insurance programs, including public pension plans, government-funded health plans, workers' compensation and unemployment insurance.
The Taxation Section assists members with the educational, research, networking and other specialized needs that arise in matters related to taxation, including those related to life insurance companies, insurance and annuity products and employee benefit plans.
The Technology Section promotes the exchange of information concerning technology, as it relates to the work of actuaries, through activities such as meetings, seminars and research studies and by facilitating the adoption of new technology.
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